Travel Nurse Interview Questions

30 Questions and Answers by
Darby Faubion has been a Nurse and Allied Health Educator for over twenty years. She has clinical experience in several specialty areas including pediatrics, medical-surgical, critical care, and hospice.

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What is something you learned from your previous boss?

Travel Nurse Interview Questions

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    What is something you learned from your previous boss?

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    Have you ever considered choosing a different specialty?

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    Have you ever been in a situation in which a co-worker put a patient in jeopardy? If so, how did you handle it?

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    Nursing requires a great deal of physical exertion and travel nurses work in various positions. Are you comfortable with physically demanding assignments?

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    How would you respond to an emergency situation at work?

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    In addition to providing care to ill clients, nurses must attend to stressed out family members. How do you approach offering support to family members?

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    In your position now, knowing what you do, what would you say to someone who is just now starting a nursing career?

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    Do you feel like you have strong relationship building skills? Building strong relationships is essential for success of any business. The healthcare industry is no exception. Share why you think you have good relationship building skills.

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    Some travel nurses are assigned to well-child clinics. Have you ever done wellness exams or given immunizations to pediatric patients?

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    What about your work feeds your spirit?

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    What motivates you to do a good job?

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    What made you decide on a career as a travel nurse?

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    How do you handle stressful situations?

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    Where do you see yourself in five years?

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    Salary is often commensurate with experience. How do you feel about someone with more experience than you having a higher salary but doing the same job?

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    What would you describe as your biggest weakness?

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    Can you recall a time when you had a disagreement with a co-worker or boss? If so, how was it resolved?

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    Do you have experience working with peers from diverse backgrounds?

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    How do you prioritize when multiple patients and procedures demand your attention at once?

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    When did you first decide to become a nurse, and why?

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    Why do you think nurses often report experiencing 'burn out' and what do you do to help try to prevent that?

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    Tell me about a time you had to communicate bad news to a patient. How did you effectively communicate that news and what was the outcome?

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    How would your coworkers describe you?

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    Have you ever had a disagreement with a coworker? If so, how was it resolved?

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    What are some things that you do to keep your medical records portfolio up to date?

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    Has there ever been a time when you received negative feedback, and how did you handle it?

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    Travel nurses are often required to work odd shifts. Are you willing to work, nights, weekends, holidays, or overtime if needed?

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    Do you have any specialty nursing certifications?

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    What measures did you take to prepare yourself for the travel demands that this career requires?

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    What characteristics do you think are important for healthcare professionals to have?